Principles of Management & Leadership

CMI Level 3 Diploma

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Availability & Details

Leadership and Management - Level 3 Diploma - Tue 9.30 - 12.30 SP-MANA3D-G(2122)SA1

South Downs Campus

Type of study
Adult Learning, Part Time

14-Sep-2021 - 05-Jul-2022 (weeks)

Examination board
Course Full Fee £163.00
Course Full Fee £327.00
Course Full Fee £724.00
Exam Full Fee £123.00
Exam Full Fee £87.00
Course Fully-Funded £0.00
Exam Fully-Funded £0.00
Course Learning Loan £724.00


This Level 3 qualification is right for you if you are aspiring to be in a management role or new to being a supervisor, team leader or shift manager and would like to learn with others in similar positions. By achieving this nationally recognised qualification, you will gain a valuable understanding of management and leadership.

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, however maths and English GCSE at grade C or above or Functional Skills are advisable. Experience of working in a team leader/supervisory role is desirable though not essential.

This course has been developed in response to emerging industry trends and the skills and knowledge requirements of employers. By achieving this nationally recognised qualification, you will gain a valuable understanding of:

  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Managing a Team to Achieve Results
  • Building Stakeholder Relationships Using Effective Communication
  • Contributing to the Delivery of a Project
  • Managing Daily Activities to Achieve Results
  • Managing Budgets and Resources
  • Managing Data and Information
  • Managing Own Personal and Professional Development

This course is very much a mix of shared experiences and offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including tutorials, workshops, presentations and group discussions. You will have access to the dedicated Level 3 Google Classroom with resources such as videos, talks, questionnaires and presentations. You will also have access to CMI Management Direct, an online management resource portal. 

Each unit lasts between 3-4 weeks, 3 hours a week, at the South Downs Campus. This course is 'roll-on, roll-off' which means you can start at any point in the year at the start of a new unit. This also allows for flexibility around life, allowing you to take a break for a short period of time, as you can easily pick your studies back up.

This course is assignment-based and will be assessed through assignments set at the end of each unit. Each assignment is somewhere between 2000-2500 words, of which there are eight assignments over the duration of the course.

This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context.

You can progress onto a Level 5 qualification in Management and Leadership, as well as opening up promotional opportunities by having a recognised qualification.

Your lecturer and tutor for this qualification is from an industry background, having studied with CMI at Level 5 across management and leadership, coaching and mentoring and also CIPD at Level 7. A fully qualified FE and HE lecturer teaching for both HSDC and the University of Portsmouth.

You will be joined by a mix of learners from industries from the local area including manufacturing, construction, retail, early years and education, to name but a few.

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Matthew Randell, A Level student

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Lauren Piper, A Level student

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